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I'm 6 weeks pregnant. How many calories should a pregnant women eat that wants to gain the least amount of weight?

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Dr. Fred Coleman
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: About 2000

The recommendations range from 1500 to 2500 calories, depending on your activity level and weight (or bmi) as you start into pregnancy.
You can actually be on a slight weight loss diet (1500 cal) if you are heavy to start with, but usually you will need more. You need to eat enough for the baby to grow well, which we can monitor with ultrasound throughout pregnancy.

In brief: About 2000

The recommendations range from 1500 to 2500 calories, depending on your activity level and weight (or bmi) as you start into pregnancy.
You can actually be on a slight weight loss diet (1500 cal) if you are heavy to start with, but usually you will need more. You need to eat enough for the baby to grow well, which we can monitor with ultrasound throughout pregnancy.
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